Soil vs Compost, What’s the Difference?

I was watching a discussion on a popular garden forum between two well known seasoned gardeners. They were discussing the difference between “soil” and “compost”. One gentleman said that “soil” was anything consisting of decomposed matter. The other gentleman argued that “soil” was rocks and minerals. Well, for arguments sake, I’ll have to disagree with… Read More

Impossible Coconut Pie Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for decades. I remember my Mom making 2 or 3 at a time as it was so delicious, we as kids would gobble it up. The beauty of this pie is its simplicity. No need to make a crust. You place all the ingredients in a blender and… Read More

The Benefits of Growing a Vertical Garden

Before using the Greenstalk Vertical Grow System, I always believed the best way to garden was either directly in the ground or in raised beds. I never considered using any kind of vertical system. My reasons were varied. However, my greatest concern was crowding. I assumed that cramming too much into one space would certainly… Read More

Cutting Runners On Strawberry Plants

What is a runner? A runner is a shoot or stem coming from the root of some plants. These “shoots” are produced by all June-bearing strawberry plants and most ever-bearing and day-neutral strawberry varieties. Strawberry plants produce runners to propagate themselves. This is basically how the plant reproduces.  It lays down the runner looking for… Read More

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